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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bye Bye 2013, Hello 2014!

2013 was a Swirly year for sure! It's always fun to look back and see how our designs evolve over this past year. A huge thanks to everyone who visited, commented and purchased our designs. Your support means the whole to us.
Here is to 2014!
May it bring you a year full of creativity and joy! 
xo Lianne & Paul

Monday, December 30, 2013

Back to the drawing board

As the New Year approaches, it's a perfect time to regroup and reflect on our business and the goals we want to make for the upcoming year.

I spent the month of December listening to Bonnie Glendinning The Thriving Artist online summit while working on our Christmas ornament collection. Bonnie interviewed a wide range of creative experts in the fields of licensining, art lawyers, authors, art coaches etc. I find it so inspiring to listen to other creatives talk about their process and work style.
Listening to these interviews while painting the ornaments, I felt like I was getting two things done at once. Learning and working...it was a win win.
One particular interview struck a chord with me. They mentioned that every artist should find or make the time to sketch for at least 15 minutes a day. It made me stop and think....Why don't I? It doesn't seem like an impossible thing to do. We do plenty of sketching when designing a holiday collection but imagine all the ideas we could come up with sketching every day.
So one of the goals this year is to do just that. I'm going to set aside 15 minutes a day to just sketch. If you are like me and get a little intimidated about sketching directly into a nice sketch book (it sometimes feel so permanent) then I might just doodle on blank paper first before transferring the ideas into the book. I like doing it that way because I tend to write down thoughts while sketching, create random doodles and shapes...I end up all over the place.
I will keep you updated on how it goes.
What are some ways you keep your creative juices flowing each and every day? Please share!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Swirly Christmas Collection 2013

Merry Christmas ~ Thanks again to everyone who order from us this Christmas and throughout the year. Your continued dedication and support for our handmade ornaments is so greatly appreciated. Enjoy a few beauty shots from this years handmade Christmas collection.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Our Christmas Collection is here!

Our 2013 handmade ornament Christmas collection is online today! Get your Swirly ornaments NOW!
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